May 25, 1948
My Dear Miss Fallows,
I take for granted that my greeting "Miss" is
correct, otherwise, please excuse my mistake. Thank you for your letter of
May 22nd and for your gift of your books which you are sending to my school.
You should not do it considering your school and your needs.
Please do understand that my letter in the
Principal was not intended for publication. It was published upon a
request of the executive secretary of the Department of Elementary School
Principals. I explained to them that my school is just one of many other
schools which are in the same position or worse as far as "school tools" are
I completed my first year in Ninilchik and my
second in Alaska. During this first year in Ninilchik, I organized a
P.T.A. group also. Yet, our situation in Alaska is different compared with
the continental U.S.A., and I can not expect a lot of help from my group.
How about your inquiry to teach in Alaska?
Any prospect to teach here? If you wish let me know about it.
The idea of exchanging letters is good but not
with my pupils, because they are not used to writing letters. Instead, I
can offer my services as far as you are concerned, and this letter can be the
beginning of such an exchange of letters.
Enclosed find the last issue of my school
paper, which has two photographs, of Ninilchik and of my pupils.
Thank you for your kind consideration, ad I
will be glad to hear from you again.
Envelope: from - Territorial School,
Ninilchik, Alaska; postmark - Ninilchik, Alaska, May 28, 1948; to -
Miss Mary Fallows, Grove Street, East Berlin, Conn.